What they don't talk about is a dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows , or at least should. The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to correct it.
Yo! CD, whatâ€™s the skinny on this? Aside from weâ€™re FUBAR. Where are the leverage points politically? How the hell do we conceive of politics at the bureaucratic level? None of these people are elected? This is starting to look a lot like the Donation of Constantine â€“ the clerics are running the country. OK you were right. Read more about GAO chief warns economic disaster looms - David Walker's Appeal
UPDATE I can't figure out how to embed this video (I pasted the text and everything!) but just follow the link I've provided to Roy Temple's blog to see the video. Sorry!
You've got to check out this "humorous" parody of the Michael J. Fox ad from the "comedian" at Scrappleface: Read more about Wow -- just how crazy are these people?
Who'da thunkit? A high DoI official puts the interests of extractive industries and industrial agriculture above endangered species. Yeah, shock and awe and all that.
Read more about More Interior Department Shenannigans: Endangered Species Edition
Given the nature of mass media in the USA is democracy possible in a Nash Equilibrium ?
In contrast to previous research, we find little evidence that citizens are mobilized by or learn from presidential advertisements, but strong evidence that they are persuaded by them. This research supports the contention that political communication is best conceived of as propaganda rather than a vehicle to enhance democratic accountability. We find that campaign advertisements are able to persuade voters to support one candidate over another.
Government repression comes in many forms. From the always radical Christian Science Monitor we learn that: Read more about People everywhere just got to be free
Possibly Over-Medicated Messiah Seen Leaving Rave Concert
(Jivester News, Lmtd.) After suggesting that dying for mankind's sins was too limiting, Christ Jesus has been speaking (off the record) lately to His friends and some--not all--of His neighbors, about His plans to return to Earth and "...dying this time not for sins per se, but for a litany of various maladies, diseases, nagging back aches and of course male pattern baldness." Read more about Jesus Considering Dying For Your Diseases
I've got to run, so go to the original post for the livelinks. But I try to read several Iraqi bloggers at least several times a week, and I found quite a bit of news, perspective and other types of useful information that I never see in the SCLM.
Those of you who read here regularly know my opinion of Rush Limbaugh. For those of you who don't -- lying druggie creep without the brains to pour piss out of a boot if it hasn't got directions on the bottom -- please note that I don't like the guy and I think his popularity is a scam. Read more about Way too aggravated for anything good to come of it ...
(Consider this post innoculation against charges that I've forgotten my unserious, naughty blogging roots)
I read stories like this with some frequency, and I can't find it now but recently I read a blog post about American males and decreasing levels of testosterone. I just finished clearing out our comments inbox, and I suppose it won't surprise you to know that easily half of them were spambot posts selling Viagra. Read more about Sunday Viagra Blogging
Boom my ass. Anyone (including yours truly) who's been on the job market recently can tell you this, but Mr. Newberry has a pretty color graph that makes it very, very simple to understand. The word you're looking for is "pathetic." Go check it out, and forward the post to all your Republican friends, so they can see how Prince Chimpyboots stacks up against the Clenis and Ronnie when it comes to providing jobs. One comment notes that during Clinton's era, job creation was ~20 million. Like many, I guess I just have to be glad "our long national nightmare with peace and prosperity if finally over." I particularly like this line:
Feeling a little ticked off over my previous post? Here, here's someone you can slap around. I'll just give you a little taste, let your bile and vitrol flow freely here or at his place. This is the very textbook definition of "Insider Beltway cluelessness:"
Read more about Sunday Bozo Bashing: Clemons Endorses Chafee
Via Jersey C, we find that the Black Day of October 17 was a little, well, more fascist than we first thought. Say it with me kids: "ICE Detention and Removal Operations." At least Leahy complained about it. I'm sure the rest of the Senate was just too busy to be bothered to read the fine print:
Read more about Posse Comitatus: Fuggedaboudit